By Danny Mills

17th May, 2019 | 10:00am

'PL teams are sniffing around him' - Danny Mills fears sale of Aston Villa 'Surprise' star

EXCLUSIVE

Danny Mills fears Aston Villa will lose midfield schemer John McGinn this summer if they don’t win promotion.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-England international believes the central midfielder’s future, like that of playmaker Jack Grealish, could come down to the outcome of the play-off final against Derby County on Monday week.

McGinn has had an outstanding season for Villa since signing from Hibernian last summer for a fee of around £3million.

“If Villa don’t get promotion, they could lose McGinn,” Mills said. “There has been a lot of talk about him, Premier League teams are sniffing around him, and that’s because he’s played very well and surprised a few people.

“It depends on what happens in the play-off final. If Villa don’t get to the Premier League, clubs will go, ‘tell you what, we will have a dabble at him.”

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McGinn has been a mainstay of the Villa side this season, making 42 starts among 43 appearances and producing a series of class displays from central midfield.

The left-footed has been the first choice in that position, scoring eight goals and supplying 12 assists.

He has a contract at the Midlands giants that runs until the summer of 2022.

In other Aston Villa news, it can be REVEALED that the club are plotting a swoop to sign a Rangers 27-year-old.